Alumni In the News

Greg Louganis Film 'Back on Board' Exposes Pride of UCI and OC High Schools

A documentary on the pride of UC Irvine – and before that Santa Ana and Mission Viejo high schools – premieres on HBO. The four-time Olympic gold medal-winning diver at the center of director Cheryl Furjanic's Back on Board: Greg Louganis describes the documentary as "a raw look at my life."…

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Andrew Samonsky playing Cinderella’s Prince in ‘Into the Woods’

Andrew Samonsky (MFA/Acting ’03) is playing Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods at The Muny in St. Louis MO.

 

 

Kari Yancy stars as Belle in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Kari Yancy (BA/Drama ’11) stars as Belle in Beauty & the Beast at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Utah.

 

GRADUATE ALUMNUS MATT LIPPS, COMMISSIONED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

Matt Lipps (MFA 2004) was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to make the cover artwork for its current issue.

Ben Gibson Appearing in the Musical "Dogfight"

Ben Gibson (Drama ’13) is appearing in Dogfight at the Cygnet Theatre in San Diego, California.

Sharon Rietkirk and Laura D’Andre Star in the New Musical “Triangle”

Sharon Rietkirk (Drama/Honors in Music Theatre ’06) and Laura D’Andre (Drama ’07) star in the new musical, Triangle, at Theatreworks in Palo Alto, California.

Jenn Colella Playing the Title Role in "Peter Pan"

Jenn Colella (MFA/Acting ’02) is playing the title role in Peter Pan at the Sacramento Music Circus.

GRADUATE ALUMNUS NORITAKA MINAMI, APPOINTED ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

GRADUATE ALUMNUS NORITAKA MINAMI, APPOINTED ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY AT LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Noritaka Minami (MFA 2011) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago's Department of Fine and Performing Arts, effective August 2015.

Since graduating from UCI, he has taught at Harvard, Wellesley, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and UC Berkeley. He was recently named a recipient of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and has a forthcoming photo book called "1972," set to be published by Kehrer Verlag.

GRADUATE ALUMNUS BRETT DOAR NAMED AS ONE OF 10 VISUAL ARTISTS WHO ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE SEE ADVERTISING, AND THE WORLD

Graduate alumnus Brett Doar (MFA 2009 in ACE) named by Adweek as one of "10 Visual Artists Who Are Changing the Way We See Advertising, and the World," alongside Annie Leibovitz, Chris Milk, and Rama Allen.

Marcia Hafif's Exhibition "From the Inventory" at Laguna Art Museum

Marcia Hafif (MFA ’71) has her first exhibition in California in forty years at the Laguna Art Museum. The exhibition consists of monochromatic installations and a photography series she created while pursuing her MFA at UC Irvine. The exhibition is open from June 28, 2015 through September, 27, 2015.

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